SELECTING A SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINER IN HAWAII
Selecting a Sexual Harassment training in Hawaii is an effective way to prevent problems before they occur, while inspiring and motivating employees to perform better, increasing professionalism while creating a fun, very interactive learning experience.
Training companies, such as MVP Seminars and Employee Harassment Training can help book your selected Harassment trainer who will personalize the training specifically to relate to the specific business & any issues that HR would like discussed. Our MVP Sexual Harassment training seminars are available in the following Hawaii cities: Honolulu
Benefits of Sexual Harassment Seminar Training in Hawaii:
Regardless of whether your organization is mandated by state law to offer sexual harassment prevention training, all businesses should incorporate sexual harassment prevention training into their company culture and HR best practices. This is the best way to keep your employees happy, productive, & everyone out of court.
Hawaii Sexual Harassment laws:
It is a violation of Hawaii's harassment laws to engage in protected class discrimination or harassment. Protected class discrimination or harassment does not have to rise to the level of severe or pervasive conduct or unlawful discrimination to violate the Policy. 1. Protected class characteristics may not be used as a basis for taking employment action or making an employment decision that results in a significant change in benefits, or terms and conditions of employment. 2. Harassing or offensive conduct directed at individuals based on protected class characteristics is prohibited under this Policy, and includes, but is not limited to: a. Unwanted physical contact, sexually suggestive or offensive touching, patting, hugging, brushing against a or pinching; b. Requests for sexual favors, threats or adverse actions for refusing sexual favors, threats or adverse actions for refusing a sexual advance, or promises of employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors; c. Lewd descriptions, sexual jokes, comments about physical attributes, pressure for sexual activity, such as repeated and unwanted attempts at a romantic relationship, or sexually explicit questions; d. Displays of demeaning or insulting objects, pictures, or photographs relating to any protected class; e. Demeaning, insulting, or intimidating written, recorded, or electronically transmitted messages (such as email, text messages, voicemail, and Internet materials) relating to any protected class; and/or f. Derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, profanity, anecdotes, and/or offensive questions based on or directed at any protected
Hawaii has expanded its restrictions regarding non-disclosure agreements of sexual assault. Effective July 12, 2022, employers may not enter into, nor require an employee to enter into, a non-disclosure agreement that would prevent them from discussing work-related sexual harassment or assault. Previously, the prohibition only applied in cases where the employer made the non-disclosure agreement a condition of employment.
Next Steps for Hawaii:
Hawaii has expanded its restrictions regarding non-disclosure agreements of sexual assault. Effective July 12, 2022 , employers may not enter into, nor require an employee to enter into, a non-disclosure agreement that would prevent them from discussing work-related sexual harassment or assault. Previously, the prohibition only applied in cases where the employer made the non-disclosure agreement a condition of employment.
Next Steps for Employers:
Employers who utilize employment agreements with non-disclosure provisions will want to partner with legal counsel to ensure proper compliance with the law. It is also highly recommended that employers seek legal assistance with drafting any such documentation or looking to enforce any such previously implemented non-disclosure agreements that employees may have signed.
In light of the amendment, it is also a suitable time for employers to review, and, if needed, update their policies and practices to ensure compliance with the amended law including having an established complaint process and designates that have been trained on conducting and documenting investigations. It is recommended that all employees, including supervisors/managers should be trained on how to prevent, recognize and respond to sexual and other forms of harassment.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct:
- explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment
- unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance
- creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment
Hawaii cities providing onsite sexual harassment training seminars:
Honolulu: Hilton Hawaiian
2005 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815